Enough! Week of Action June 5-10!

2017 marks 10 years of Israel’s blockade of Gaza; 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; 70 years since the Nakba and ethnic cleansing of Palestine began following the partition of the land against the will of the indigenous people; and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for the Zionist movement to colonize Palestine and later to establish a Jewish state.

Join 50 actions nationwide June 5-June 10, 2017 on this 50th anniversary to demand an end to Israel’s brutal military occupation as part of a commitment to justice for all Palestinians, whether in historic Palestine or in exile. Israel’s actions since 1967 make clear that the occupation was never meant to be temporary. It is not an aberration. It is the latest extension of Israel’s ethnic cleansing and subjugation of Palestinians, which continues to this day.

We are responding to a call from Palestinians to send a clear message: Enough is enough and Israel must end all its oppression of Palestinians for freedom, justice, and equality to prevail.

Check the map for events already planned! Scroll through the menu of action ideas and SIGN UP so we can support your action and promote it!

  • Set up a meeting with the editorial board of your local media outlet to discuss their coverage of the issue.
  • Reach out to local reporters to suggest story ideas to humanize the occupation after 50 years
  • Submit op/eds to be published during week of action.
  • Create your own media with videos, blogs, facebook live coverage of actions, and more
  • Check out this media kit (Jewish Voice for Peace) for tips on editorial board meetings, op-eds and letters to the editor, getting coverage of actions, and self documentation on social media.
  • Stay tuned for actions to take on social media. Join the Facebook event page to get updates!

Some actions to consider:

  • Mass demonstration
  • Flash mob
  • Mock wall
  • Mock checkpoint
  • Guerilla street theater
  • Die-in
  • Use your creative imaginations to think of many other approaches…

Locations to consider:

  • Israeli Consulates
  • Congressional District Offices
  • Jewish National Fund offices
  • IRS offices
  • Stores that sell boycotted products
  • The International Defense & HLS Expo, the largest defense and security event in Israel, is being held in Tel Aviv June 6-8. Plan actions at the local offices and factories of the companies profiting off of arming the occupation. Member group War Resisters League has compiled a list of US arms dealers that will be attending to exhibit their weapons.

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  • Tell your Members of Congress to attend Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee briefing, “50 years under Israeli military occupation: A look at Palestinian children’s rights.”

Get Connected! Use the form below to register your action. We’ll be in touch with resources you can use! We’ll make sure your action is on the map and to connect groups organizing actions. The earlier you can share information, the more time we will have to support and promote it.

We are providing extra resources and more to support USCPR member groups holding actions. Contact ramah@uscpr.org for more information.